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roy_bates

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main pc just committed suicide:(

not a happy chappy,went down to make a drink came back up,blue screen of death....main drive failure,crap...

good job ive got a laptop,still im ****ed as all my stuff was on the main boot drive:mad:
 

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A pretty sure there's some condescending comment about "backing up your data" coming, feel bad for you though, been there myself
 

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Is the drive completely dead Roy ? or does it have the click of death ?
If it has life you may be able to recover the partition with software
 

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Always Make Back up as that is very important as you dont know hard drive life span as anythings could happen!
 

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And there's the comment!

I'm migrating my old desktop to a new one as we speak. I bought a new desktop months ago and decided that today was the day. I've been getting a heck of a lot of screen artifacts lately, so I suspect that I have a RAM issue.

What's the make and model of the drive? Seagate drives sometimes just need to be re-flashed...
 

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I'd take it out, use a drive enclosure on your laptop and run a CHKDSK on it. You might be able to get files off it. Then chuck it!
 

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back in a bit i want to try something...
 

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back in a bit i want to try something...

turn it off and on again?

although i have found that sometimes if you catch a hdd just as its dying you have a little time to salvage its contents.
 
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drive is knackered...but i reckon i can get the important stuff off it or at least some of,ill have look and see if i have another sata drive anywhere...

ill use the laptop for now its no big deal
 

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I remember asking the very same thing! :) I tried resurrecting a Seagate that had lost its firmware awhile back via the onboard serial port. The patient died anyway (it was pretty dead when I got my hands on it), so it won't necessarily work. But it's worth a look-see to see if it's possible.

As for the progress with my migration, I gave up on the damn Buffalo Linkstation (I only have Linux on this machine, and the LS doesn't want to play nice) and bought a 5TB external. I picked up an internal USB 3.0 card that I'll install to make things a bit speedier. Now if Linux supports the 3.0 card (it probably does), I'll be all set.
 

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nah,its not a firmware problem with mine its just a case of its an old drive in an old computer...it was going to die/wear out anyway.
computer is always on,i wont turn it on again now until a get another drive to format.
ive already had it boot back up once yesterday...ill leave it be until i get another drive.ill go find the os cd in the meantime and the backup of the drivers.
 

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Try booting up with a Spinrite disk and let it take a look.
 
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